Second reading of IPCMC Bill postponed to next year

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  • Tuesday, 03 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The government has decided to defer the second reading of the Independent Police Complaints and Misconduct Commission 2019 (IPCMC) Bill to the next Dewan Rakyat meeting.

Amendments were expected to the Bill which was supposed to be tabled by Ramkarpal Singh (pic), who heads the Parliament Special Select Committee on Bills consideration.

The motion to table the Bill for second reading by Ramkarpal was listed as the first item under Parliament's Order Paper for motions on Tuesday (Dec 3).

The decision to defer the Bill to the Parliament meeting next year was read out by Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.

Last Wednesday (Nov 27), Liew said that the Parliament's Special Select Committee on Bills Consideration has recommended 37 proposed changes to the government to the IPCMC Bill.

The IPCMC Bill was tabled for the first reading on July 18 this year.

However, the Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Special Select Committee on Bills Consideration on October 7, when it came up for its second reading.

The IPCMC Bill aims to set up an independent commission to monitor the integrity of the police and probe complaints of misconduct involving police personnel.

The IPCMC, first proposed by a Royal Commission of Inquiry in 2005, will replace the Enforcement Agency Integrity Commission (EAIC).

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